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    Hello Fellow Programmers.

    Does anyone know where I can get barcode font and are there different variation of them?

    Thank you and have a nice day!
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    Maybe this helps you. btw, I'm now a Fanatic Member .
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    There's a barcode font I made for a different project here: http://www.parksie.uklinux.net/Code39.ttf

    This one is Code 39, which is slightly different, but widely used, especially in libraries. The only thing is you need to have a * at the start and end:

    M I K E ==> * M I K E * for the reader
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    Parksie, did you create the font? Which program do you use for creating fonts? Thanks.
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    I can't remember where it was from, but it was a program called "Font Creator Program" (often just FCP).

    I didn't actually create it totally, but it was cobbled together from other bits, and I redid a couple of bits. That's why the letters D, E, M, and O are missing . But since I didn't need the letters when I made it, I wasn't too bothered. You can buy official (and much higher quality) fonts with everything in, but only for about 100, which is far too much just for a font!
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    Greatly appreciated oetje and parksie, I will play with it now!
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    Thanks for the info, Parksie.
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    I am not sure if that is what I am looking for.

    I am actually looking for something where as I type regular text, it converts to barcode or UPC format. I did it once in Microsoft Word.
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    The font should be the best thing for that then.

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    have a look at http://www.taltech.com to see an alternative to fonts.

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    This is a good site to get *.ttf files for barcode. Anyone knows how to register a new font?

    Thanks for helping out who replied!
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    Copy it into your c:\win98\fonts folder and Windows takes care of the rest.
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